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New Immunization Requirements

Attention HASD families:

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year there will be new immunization requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.   The new requirements include:

ALL students grades K-12 will be required to have four doses of Polio.  (The final dose in the series should be administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose). Students over the age of 18 are exempt.

Students in grade 7 will be required to have a Tdap (if 5 years has expired since the last Tdap) and a MCV.

Students in grade 12 will be required to have a 2nd MCV.

Students entering Kindergarten will be required to have MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella) booster entering Kindergarten or if transferred from out of state and your child does not have the second booster.

Documentation must be provided to your child’s school nurse.  If your child does not have all the doses listed above, the child MUST provide a medical plan card within the first FIVE days of school or they will be excluded.  This date will be August 31, 2017 your will child will not be permitted to attend school.

If you have any questions regarding these new changes, please contact your child’s nurse.


Mrs. Amy Hiquet , BSN, RN, CSN (643-0771 ext. 4208/627-1100 ext. 5112)

Mrs. Denise Felton, BSN, RN, CSN (643-2900 ext. 2188/643-1080 ext. 2154)